Leila B. Dutton, Ph.D.


Ph.D., University of Rhode Island, 2004
M.S., Old Dominion University, 2000
B.A., Siena College, 1990

Recently Published Books and Articles

Tamborra, T., Dutton, L. B., & Terry, K. (2014). Verbally coerced sex: How is it perceived when she does not say no? International Review of Victimology, 20(2), 227-241.

Hines, D. A., Malley-Morrison, K., & Dutton, L. B. (December, 2012). Family Violence in the United States: Defining, Understanding, and Combating Abuse (2nd Ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Dutton, L. B., & Winstead, B. A. (2011). Types, frequency, and effectiveness of responses to unwanted pursuit after relationship termination. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 26(6), 1129-1156.

Derlega, V. J., Winstead, B. A., Pearson, M. R., Dutton, L. B., Ferrer, R., Janda, L. J., Lewis, R. J., & Greene, K. (2011). Unwanted pursuit in same-sex relationships: Effects of attachment styles, investment model variables, and sexual minority stressors. Partner Abuse, 2(3), 300-322.

Spitzberg, B. A., Dutton, L. B., & Kim, C. W., (2010). The status of serial stalkers: Persons, processes, and palliatives. In Borgeson, K., & Kuehnle, K. (Eds.). Serial Offenders in Theory and Practice. Boston: Jones and Bartlett.


Dr. Dutton's main research interests include testing theories to explain why people engage in unwanted pursuit and stalking as well as identifying effective victim responses to stalking.

Courses Taught

  • CJ 250 Scientific Methods in Criminal Justice
  • CJ 251 Quantitative Applications in Criminal Justice
  • CJ 315 Domestic Violence
  • CJ 411 Victimology
  • CJ 606 Domestic and Sexual Violence
  • CJ 611 Research Methods in Criminal Justice
  • CJ 613 Quantitative Applications in Criminal Justice

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